Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Incredible work from The Dramatics! "Devil Is Dope" is this amazing slow funky track about a guy who goes to Hell – and it begins with this hard rumbling bass, and some great sound effects of flames buring the guy! "Hey You" is fantastic, too – and shows the group ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
One of those great funk singles on Stax/Volt from this period, by an artist who never recorded a full album for the label. The track's got a good hard funk groove, with a rolling bassline, and nice shouted funky vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record
A really great single by this obscure Stax group that we wish got the chance to make a full LP! "I'll Kill A Brick" is not only one of the strangest-named titles we've heard, but it's a great southern soul tune, sung in a style that reminds us a bit of Ann Peebles, and with sweetly ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sweet soul from a group of vocalists who were (at the time) sequestered in a New Jersey prison. Don't let the bars keep you back, though, because this is classic east coast harmony stuff. George Kerr wrote and produced, and the a-side's a mellow ballad, and the flip's a socially conscious track ... 7-inch, Vinyl record